Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Patterns and Charm Pack--It's SMS Giveaway Day!

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Welcome to Live a Colorful Life. It's Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day and I'm so happy you stopped by.
Included in the giveaway are two patterns designed by me, the latest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks (which includes one of my blocks), and a charm pack of California Girl by Joanna Figueroa for Fig Tree and Co. (because I'm a girl from California).

One of my favorite holiday traditions is "soup and cookie" day where our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren come over for homemade soup. Then while Aaron and Christa are off shopping, or just having some quiet time at Starbucks, the grandchildren and I make homemade cookies. This year we made these:
For a chance to win the giveaway, leave a comment letting me know if you have a special holiday tradition. If you are follower, leave another comment for a second chance. All readers are welcome. The giveaway ends on Friday, December 13, at 5 p.m. PST.

Be sure to check out all the other fabulous giveaways (supplies) here (handmade items).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will stop by again.

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Nita said... #

we always have our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, then Christmas day is family day and I don't cook :)

Nita said... #

I follow you! I just can't remember if it's through blog lovin or directly into my email...

Anonymous said... #

I love making Christmas cookies and sharing them with family and friends.

Chirpy said... #

Oyster stew and late night Christmas eve services, then my birthday cake as someone had to have Christmas eve birthday. It's ok, I never felt slighted. I was the only one who ALWAYS had family around to celebrate with.

Nikita said... #

thank you for a lovely giveaway! I don't like cookies but I do like making them for my children.

Nikita said... #

I follow via gfc

Carry Hers By Natalie said... #

We always have some type of Advent Calender.

Amanda said... #

I love baking and decorating cutout cookies! :)

Kathy Davis said... #

Our favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Brunch after we open our gifts. The table is set with our best Christmas dishes, candles and cloth napkins. Lots of our favorite breakfast food and the best part... we eat in our pajamas, sometimes matching ones. Thanks, Kathy
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Kathy Davis said... #

I follow on GFC as Mrs., Kathy Davis.
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Cecilia said... #

We have a Christmas puzzle that we have been putting together for the past 23 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said... #

I'm a follower via Bloglovin.

Anonymous said... #

Those cookies are so cute. I like attend and play at Christmas Eve service.

Crystal Hendrix said... #

I love to get together with family!

Crystal Hendrix said... #

I am a follower :D

nicolesender said... #

We spend Christmas with our grandsons and enjoy a great meal.

nicolesender said... #

New bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

Judith said... #

We always have a tree trimming party. Those members of the family who aren't able to join us on Christmas day are usually there as well, and we all have a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

grandmak said... #

We get together with my husband's family on Christmas Eve. It's the only time of year that we see some of them

audrey said... #

My daughters and I always make sugar cookies together! Great fun.:) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Susan said... #

We decorate the tree together and on Christmas Day we all open our pressies together.

Susan said... #

I'm a follower via Bloglovin

LittleHouseontheDairy said... #

That sounds like a wonderful tradition. I love or Christmas Eve traditions of going to mass, home for dinner, hanging stockings and such. The anticipation of that night is always magic.

LittleHouseontheDairy said... #

I am a new follower on feedly

Karrie said... #

We get together on Christmas Eve and the kids open one gift. Then we exchange presents in the morning and have a big dinner later in the day. Thanks for the chance to win! -karrie, ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie said... #

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Life in the Dog House said... #

Our tradition is eating Grandma's home made shortbread cookies. We would look forward to them every year. Now that Grandma is 98 she isn't making cookies anymore but I will use her recipe and make us a batch this year.

Pink Scissors Design said... #

My family celebrates Advent with a Jesse Tree. I make felt ornaments. We hang one each day and read scripture. It's a very special way to celebrate Christmas. Please visit my Etsy shop to see photos of the Jesse Tree ornaments I make.

Deborah
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Carolyn said... #

We have summer here in SA and our Christmas lunch is spent around the pool. Thanks for a chance to win.

Carolyn said... #

I follow you with GFC.

Anonymous said... #

We love opening the presents on Christmas eve with a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Betty Woodlee said... #

My children, grandchildre, and great grandchildren gather at my house on Christmas Eve for a meal of filet mignon (so easy to prepare) then we open our gifts. On Christmas day we get together with my husband's siblings and the weekend following Christmas we get together with my siblings. I love family get togethers.

Betty Woodlee said... #

I follow on bloglovin.

Lee said... #

My sisters and I have a baking weekend! So much fun!

Lee said... #

I follow w/ Bloglovn' - I enjoyed reading your blog! Thank you!

Lorna McMahon said... #

We celebrate by taking part in Advent services at our church and our kids have been in the Christmas Eve pageant all their life. This is the last year for my son to be taking part as a shepherd. The kids help in the lighting of the candles after they enter high school. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lorna McMahon said... #

I am a follower via Bloglovin'!

Anonymous said... #

Hi! Thank you for a great give away! I think I start this year tradition to start a new quilt and sew all the Christmas night! x Teje
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Anonymous said... #

I'm your happy follower! x Teje
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Will Cook for Shoes said... #

My holiday tradition is going to Church on Christmas Eve.

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Fabraholic said... #

Every year we eat the same things for dinner on Christmas Eve; all the favorites we have.

Deb said... #

Love the Fig Tree fabrics. Yes, my favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve program produced by our adult children for our family. It's memorable every year, and I can't wait to see what they come up with this year.

Rumi said... #

I live in Bulgaria, Europe. On the Christmas Eve we have to put on the table odd vegetarian dishes 7 or 9. Thanks!

Sangeetha said... #

I love hanging out with my kids and make crafts together

Vivian said... #

Love my family tradition of making a new breakfast every Christmas morning, no repeats.

Reb Thack said... #

We have family story for 35 nights before Christmas. The two kids, the hubs and I all pick a single book, cuddle in our Jammie's and I read the book aloud. The tradition culminates on Christmas Eve with new Christmas Jammie's for everyone and a reading of 'Twas the Noght Before Christmas.

Michele T said... #

We love to drive around at night time to check out the Christmas lights and decorations!!

Michele T said... #

Oh yeah, I am a follower via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance!!

Unknown said... #

Family dinner together is a treat. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said... #

I'm a happy follower!

Rachel said... #

All the women and girls in my husbands family get together to bake cookies and candies for an entire day. 100's of cookies!

Rachel said... #

I've been a follower for a long time - via feedly.

Barbara Bradford said... #

I am trying to come up with holiday traditions for with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our sons have kept our traditions alive with their own families, so we need some new ones.

sherry said... #

going out to look at all the lights before bed

Lindsay said... #

Kids at our house always get a new book on Christmas Eve they can read while having trouble falling asleep, because they're too excited!!

Allison said... #

One of my favorite traditions is eating the Swiss dish Raclette on Christmas Eve with my brother and parents. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway, and an early Merry Christmas!

redzshadow said... #

Those cookies are adorable! I like to get a cup of cocoa and go for a night drive around town with my husband to look at all the lights.

Unknown said... #

My family always has Christmas eve dinner at my husband's grandmother's home. I have spent every Christmas there for the last 15 yrs and I look forward to it every holiday season.

Wendy said... #

we don't have any unusual tradition, but each year I buy a couple of new baubles for the tree so that the tree is full of memories

sew.darn.quilt said... #

Those cookies look too cute to nibble on :)
I've made a tradition with my boys to bake goodies, they love it!
Thank you for the chance.

leighdavenport.net said... #

This is the second year I've taken an evening off from the kids and gone out with the local ladies to make a gingerbread house. Its so fun, I'm hoping it becomes a permanent fixture.

Carmen N said... #

My tradition used to be to take a day of vacation and bake all day. With a toddler, that's not as practical. But this year I started what I hope is a new tradition - decorating cookies with her.

Christine M said... #

Those cookies are so cute! Our family tradition is putting the Christmas tree up on the 1st December. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Sandra said... #

Like to go driving around looking at the Christmas lights.

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Sandra said... #

New follower via Bloglovin.

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Heather62 said... #

I started the tradition of making gingerbread houses with my girls on Christmas eve.

Unknown said... #

We have Christmas boxes instead of stockings. My Mom started it when the kids were little and she mailed our Christmas presents. It is still a tradition in our family even though she is gone now. Merry Christmas
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Unknown said... #

I follow via e-mail
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Farm Quilter said... #

We usually all spend Christmas Eve at my in-laws home with my hubby's entire family.

Farm Quilter said... #

I am a seasoned follower of your blog via email.

Kristin said... #

Your cookies are so cute! I love playing Christmas carols on the piano when I get to my parents' house :)

Stephanie said... #

Our is that santa is alive and well and still doing what he does. I don't care how old everyone is that is just the way it is. Everyone gets a gift from santa (if they have been good), and santa gets cookies and milk!

Catherine said... #

We do sibling gifts on Christmas Eve ... just like my sister and I did growing up.

Unknown said... #

katztoo1 at frontier dot com. Favorite tradition is baking Christmas goodies. Gives me a good feeling. Love the cookies you and grand kids. Please, if I may, forward the directions so I can add them to my recipe stash. The giveaway is fabulous. Thanks

Unknown said... #

Following my email, GFC and FB
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Kathy H said... #

Those are such cute cookies. We always drive through the neighborhoods with luminaries on Christmas Eve.

Kathy H said... #

I follow you through google friends.

Jenniffier said... #

Decorating the tree while drinking hot cocoa and listening to Bing Crosby

Jenniffier said... #

I am a follower.

Rhonda D. said... #

We go church on Christmas Eve, and gather with extended family on Christmas Day.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhonda D. said... #

I follow by e-mail.

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Jan Baker said... #

You have a new follower by GFC

Margaret said... #

The grand children and I make Christmas cookies each year

Margaret said... #

Following by bloglovin

Jan Baker said... #

We go out on Christmas Eve and look at the lights.

Bluequilt said... #

I follow you on email.

Bluequilt said... #

I have a tradition of giving my daughter a Christmas ornament since she was born. After she got married, I included her husband. He is included and now they have a daughter (my granddaughter) which I have started the same tradition.

Linda said... #

My favorite holiday tradition is to make and decorate Christmas cookies with my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura B said... #

Being divorced and living far from most of my family, I've had to "reinvent" my traditions. One year I put up six Christmas trees.

Tanya said... #

I like doing 12 days of Christmas for families in my neighborhood. Thanks for chance to win.

Shayla Sharp said... #

We do a lot of holiday baking and so the whole house is warm and smells awesome!

SIMPLESEW said... #

I follow on Bloglovin'

SIMPLESEW said... #

It seems a new Tradition has started at my house, A New grandbaby every year..

elflyn said... #

I love to watch Love Actually each year.

Jeanie said... #

I love baking with my kids at Christmas time. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanie said... #

I follow you on Feedly, too.

dcargill said... #

We all spend the night at the grandparents house.
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jeifner said... #

I like our christmas eve by candlelight tradition

jeifner said... #

I've been a follower for a few years now :)

Kathy Boice said... #

Family tradition is Christmas eve at my Mothers with about 50 relatives! Mom is 86 and we are blessed to be able to share her home at Christmas each year! midwayfarms@hughes.net

Rommy van Houten said... #

We like to go with the family on wintersport,sitting together ,talking eating and love eachother and the most importing thing is sporting

Jblanton said... #

My entire family goes to my mom and dads on Christmas Eve and fellowship and eat lots of yummy food

Susanne - Stoffbreite.de said... #

We like to sing a lot at Chrismas eve :)
Susanne

Susanne - Stoffbreite.de said... #

I follow with blolglovin :)
Susanne

Patti said... #

Spend an entire weekend making goodies for the holiday!

Patti said... #

I am a new email follower!

Katie said... #

New follower on Bloglovin

Katie said... #

I love baking walnut strudel and pies with my Nana (of her 9 children, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and various spouses, it's great to have one-on-one time with her!)

OnePerfectDay said... #

We love to put up the Christmas tree with Christmas songs and hot cocoa!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

pippirose said... #

My tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter.

pippirose said... #

I follow via GFC.

Unknown said... #

I am a new follower....thanks for the gorgeous giveaway..

Usha from warm Malaysia
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Carol S. said... #

My family gets together on Christmas Eve to play a silly game of exchanging inexpensive gifts. Sweet giveaway!

Dana Gaffney said... #

We have "cookie day", everyone is home and involved from baking to decorating. It gets a little crazy but that's part of the fun.

Carol S. said... #

I'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

Lynn M said... #

our son is two so he's never really cared what we do, but after this year, we will be putting up a tree every year, and making some actual traditions.

Karen said... #

I love going to the Christmas Eve service at our church.

Victoria said... #

The cookies make me think of "not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse."
I always select a new jigsaw puzzle at Christmas and we all gather around for treats, conversation and finding just the right piece for the runner on Santa's sleigh.

Michelle Bartholomew said... #

We always sleep under the Christmas tree on Christmas eve.
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Catskill Quilter said... #

Decorating our Christmas tree is our favorite tradition.

Catskill Quilter said... #

I follow your blog with blog lovin.' Happy holidays!

Kabagirl said... #

Hi, I don't celebrate the Holiday, but i would love to win your giveaway.
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Jill R. said... #

I like driving around to look at christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said... #

Our holiday tradition is midnight mass on Christmas Eve -- so peaceful and serene!

mrscwatson said... #

All our family goes to Christmas Eve service together and then go home and stay up really late talking and laughing! It's the best! mrscwatson81@hotmail.com

Unknown said... #

Each Saturday in December we stay up to watch a Christmas movie. This year my daughter helped everyone put up their trees, I think she may try to turn that into a tradition, she had so much fun. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

Beth said... #

Chocolate candy making with my best friend is always fun! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Beth said... #

Following via Bloglovin'.

Lia*s Handmades said... #

No special holiday tradition here, but making lots of nice cookies!
Thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway

Pamela said... #

Your darling mice made me laugh out loud! Thanks so much for sharing - both the mice and the great giveaway package. We make a gingerbread house every year, and that's always fun.

Swedish Scrapper said... #

Whenever I'm in town for Christmas, I always go to the movies with my sis and bro, and our best friends.

Swedish Scrapper said... #

I am a follower!

Leslie said... #

I love watching Christmas movies in my jams with hot chocolate on Christmas Eve.

LA Paylor said... #

We always go down to DC to see the National Tree display and take the poodle.
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sandyandcosmo said... #

We always watch Elf, A Christmas Story, and It's a Wonderful Life. Thanks for the giveaway.

sandyandcosmo said... #

I follow through Google.

Quilting Tangent said... #

Bake cookies and desserts. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Quilting Tangent said... #

Follow on bloglovin'. Merry Christmas! 24Tangent@gmail.com

Passion to Create said... #

We love to bake cookies and put out the Christmas tree! Not unique or overly special but special with the kiddos!

Passion to Create said... #

I'm a follower! Thanks!

Mrs.Pickles said... #

thank you for the chance to win. i bake cookies

Missenota aka Kristin S. said... #

My husband and I have a relatively new tradition, we like to watch the burning yule log video on our television. It crackles and glows like a real fireplace while we sip hot beverages, listen to Christmas records, keep our feet up and relax.

Unknown said... #

The first slice of Christmas cake with tea on Christmas Day evening.

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Anonymous said... #

Baking cookies
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Michelle said... #

I don't have any tradition as I don't celebrate.

Michelle said... #

I am a follower

Piouzy said... #

i am so in love with christmas, i love everything that has to do with this holiday.. i love love love the christmas lights and the tradition of exchanging gifts!

Kat said... #

I make fudge every year to pass out to friends and family. Thanks!

Mara said... #

Wish I could leave my kids at your house for a little rr with the hubby AND then come back to baked goodies! We do make sugar cookies though as a tradition.

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